Daily News And Information From Ukraine

Dispatches from Ukraine. Day 352.

As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues and the war rages on, reliable sources of information are critical. Forbes gathers information and provides updates on the situation.

Russia launches another massive missile and drone attack across Ukraine on Thursday, February 10.

Kyiv. Ukrainian air defense units shot down 10 rockets over Kyiv today. Mayor Vitali Klytchko reported no casualties in the attack.

Zaporizhia. With 17 missile strikes in just one hour, Zaporizhia overnight underwent the heaviest attack on its energy facilities since the beginning of the invasion, says city council secretary Anatoli Kurtiev. Officials are still assessing the scale of destruction and number of casualties inflicted.

Dnipropetrovks region. Drones and rockets struck a critical infrastructure facility in Kryvyi Rih today, wounding one employee, reports Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the local military administration. Fire and rescue teams are working at the site.

Kharkiv. Kharkiv’s critical infrastructure came under another wave of Russian attacks today. Mayor Ihov Terekhov warned of possible interruptions in utility services.

Russian ‘Kalibr’ cruise missiles launched from the Black Sea area flew over both Romania and Moldova today, alleges Ukrainian Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyy. Moldovan authorities confirmed the entry into its air space but Romania has denied the claim.

UK’s Ministry of Defence says the Russian army has made tactical gains in two key sectors since February 7. “On the northern outskirts of the Donbas town of Bakhmut, Wagner Group forces have pushed 2-3 km further west, controlling countryside near the M-03 main route into the town. To the south, Russian units have made advances around the western edge of the town of Vuhledar, where they re-launched offensive operations in late January 2023.” Russian forces probably have suffered particularly heavy casualties near Vuhledar, where inexperienced units were committed. “Russian troops likely fled and abandoned at least 30 mostly intact armoured vehicles in a single incident after a failed assault.”

Ukraine today received the bodies of 61 soldiers, its press service said. The transfer occurred pursuant to Geneva Convention norms and international humanitarian law. Through such protocols, Ukraine has recovered the bodies of 888 troops since the start of the war.

Ukraine plans to hold auctions for selling seized Russian property, says Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. “We have either frozen or seized hundreds of properties belonging to the Russian government or Russian oligarchs in Ukraine…. Sales will take place according to the small privatization principle….” All funds from these sales will underwrite reconstruction of Ukraine, its energy system and homes, de-mining and similar restoration projects.

The Royal Canadian Mint has released a 20-dollar coin in remembrance of Queen Victoria II in the shape of a pysanka, the Ukrainian Easter egg. “Celebrate spring with a colourful pysanka masterpiece rooted in ancient tradition,” the Mint’s site says. The Ukrainian pysanka design has been a Mint bestseller since 2016, with previous coins selling out quickly. This year, the Mint will donate funds raised from gold and silver coin sales to Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

By Daria Dzysiuk, Alan Sacks

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